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Magic Johnson’s Advice to Parents of Gay Children: ‘If You Don’t Support Them, Who’s Going To?’

21 April 2017 10:09 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

When Earvin “Magic” Johnson‘s son “E.J.” Earvin Johnson III came out, the former NBA star felt nothing but love. And he advises all parents of gay children to respond the same way.

In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show Wednesday, the 57-year-old was asked how he would help a parent through their child’s coming out process.

His advice was simple: lead with unconditional love.

“It’s all about you not trying to decide what your daughter or son should be or what you want them to become — it’s all about loving them no matter who they are, »

- Dave Quinn

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Barry Manilow Doesn't Think His Coming Out Was ‘News to Anyone Around’ Him

20 April 2017 8:20 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Barry Manilow doesn't think it was a surprise to anyone when he revealed that he married his longtime partner and manager, Garry Keif, in 2014.

After opening up to Et about his relationship in an exclusive sit-down interview, the 73-year-old singer appeared on the Today show on Thursday to talk about coming out to the public. "It's not news to me and no news to anybody around me," Manilow said. "I think even fans, I don't think it was news at all. But the [National] Enquirer caught us getting married, and so we were stuck."

Exclusive: Barry Manilow on Feeling Reluctant to Talk About Relationship With Garry Kief, the Price of Fame

The music icon admitted that he doesn't like to talk about his personal life. "I'm a private guy, I'm a musician," he explained. "Yes, fame hit me, but I never really wanted to go on that ride."

Manilow added that he gets "uncomfortable" talking about himself, but "the »

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Magic Johnson Discusses His Son Ej's Coming Out With Ellen DeGeneres: 'I Was So Happy for Him'

19 April 2017 8:07 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Magic Johnson has great advice for parents of Lgbtq youth.

The legendary athlete appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing Wednesday, when he discussed his son, Ej, publicly coming out. Johnson had nothing but praise for his 24-year-old son, when asked for his his advice to parents dealing with a child coming out as gay.

"I think it's all about you not trying to decide what your daughter or son should be, or what you want them to become," Johnson, 57, stressed. "It's all about loving them no matter who they are, what they decide to do. And when my son came out, I was so happy for him, and happy for us as parents -- and we love him, and Ej is amazing."

Watch: Exclusive: Magic and Cookie Johnson Open Up About Supporting Kids Ej and Elisa Through Everything

"So, you gotta support your child -- because there's so many people who try to descrimate against them, so »

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Jackie Robinson's Wife, Kids to Attend Dodger Stadium Statue Unveiling (Photos)

12 April 2017 11:41 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Jackie Robinson's wife and children are among the special guests committed to attend the statue ceremony at Dodger Stadium this weekend honoring the Mlb legend ... the team says.  Rachel Robinson, along with Jackie's daughter, Sharon, and son, David, will be front and center on Saturday ... the 70th anniversary of Robinson breaking Mlb’s color barrier on April 15, 1947.The 10 foot tall bronze statue will be the very first one installed at Dodger Stadium. The »

- TMZ Staff

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Elisa Johnson Bikini Photos, Magic's Daughter Hits the Beach in Miami (Photo Gallery)

12 April 2017 11:29 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Seems Elisa Johnson is Back On with her quasi-boyfriend, Anthony Alcaraz -- 'cause they were all over each other on the beach in Miami!  Last we saw Magic Johnson's daughter, she claimed she wasn't really in a committed relationship, despite the on-again, off-again thing with the male model.  But here they are in Miami ... letting it all hang out.  Fire. Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Dr Dre Joins Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Bid Team

31 March 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dr. Dre has joined the team hoping to bring the Olympics back to Los Angeles in 2024. The hip-hop star and music producer, whose real name in Andre Young, is on the 117-member board of directors and nominees campaigning for the summer Olympic bid. He joins NBA legend Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger. “The diverse group of 117 leaders and innovators are drawn from the sports, entertainment, media, technology, higher education, business, philanthropic and public sectors in California and around the world, helping La 2024 develop a Games plan that will serve the Olympic Movement in. »

- Debbie Emery

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Magic Johnson Won't Let Daughter Date 'Dodger Boys' (Video)

30 March 2017 8:33 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_fome6fy3"]] Magic Johnson has a rule when it comes to dating his daughter ... No Dodgers Allowed! Of course, Magic is a co-owner of the Mlb team -- and his daughter, Elisa, says he's not a fan of her mixing business with pleasure. In fact, when it comes to dating -- "He's a no-go on the athletes and Dodger players." Don't worry, plenty of fish in the sea ... like the Marlins. Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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14 of the Biggest March Madness Celebrity Fans

14 March 2017 4:41 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

With the First Four kicking off Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, Et is looking at the celebrity college basketball fans who will be rooting for their teams during March Madness 2017.

Keep reading to find out who will be on pins and needles through every buzzer beater and upset of the Ncaa Division I men's basketball tournament.

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1. Ashley Judd -- Kentucky Wildcats

The Divergent actress graduated from the University of Kentucky honors program before launching her acting career in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

2. Bill Clinton -- Arkansas Razorbacks

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The 41st President of the United States, an Arkansas native, was governor of The Natural State before becoming commander in chief.

3. Jason Sudeikis -- Kansas Jayhawks

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The Saturday Night Live alum is a Kansas native and played basketball at Fort Scott Community College on a scholarship.

4. Jay Z -- Kentucky Wildcats

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The rapper is reportedly friends with Coach [link »

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Ej Johnson Wears a Daring, Sheer Look to the Hermes Men’s Runway Show

10 March 2017 7:38 AM, PST | | See recent news »

In cased you missed the memo, Ej Johnson didn’t come here to play. He came here to slay. In fact, it seems the Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star couldn’t even tell you the definition of terms like “dressed-down” or “athleisure” as you’d be hard pressed to find a single moment in his life where he wasn’t totally dressed to the nines. And Thursday night was no exception as Johnson showed up on the red carpet in a very sheer, very body-hugging ensemble to celebrate Hermès first menswear runway show in Los Angeles.

When attending the show of any major brand, »

- Emily Kirkpatrick

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Lakers' Jesse Buss On Sibling Drama ... 'We're Still Family' (Video)

6 March 2017 4:32 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_8rl482uj"]] It's the question everyone wants to know -- with the nasty family power struggle going on with the Lakers ... what's Thanksgiving gonna be like at the Buss house???? That's exactly what we asked the youngest member of the Buss siblings, Jesse Buss -- who co-owns the team along with his 5 older siblings.  The good news ... despite Jim and Johnny going after Jeanie in court, Jesse says there's still love -- "We're still family at the end of the day. »

- TMZ Staff

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Espn’s Dan Le Batard on Magic Johnson Criticism: ‘Social Justice Warriors Are Eating Their Own’

24 February 2017 1:35 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

This week’s announcement that Magic Johnson has been named team president for the Los Angeles Lakers sparked celebration from many long-suffering fans, but caused a division among some of Espn’s top talent. “Highly Questionable” host Dan Le Batard kicked off a firestorm when he criticized the five-time NBA champion’s ability to run the team, saying he only got the top job because “he’s famous and charming.” Le Batard’s comments triggered an instant reaction, most notably from fellow Espn host, Mike Wilbon, who blasted him on Twitter asking: “Did the electricity go out in LeBatard’s »

- Debbie Emery

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Why Magic Johnson is the Smartest Basketball Player Ever: A Story You Didn’t Know

21 February 2017 7:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

All the news today is about Magic Johnson taking over as President of Basketball Operations for the Lakers.  I think we knew this day was coming and I’d like to congratulate him.  But today I want to talk about a story I heard about Magic Johnson that gives me more respect for him as a businessman than anything else.  I heard from a source that in Magic’s career he used to use the tickets he was given for games for a very specific reason. If you’re wondering why Magic Johnson is as rich as he is now, this is the

Why Magic Johnson is the Smartest Basketball Player Ever: A Story You Didn’t Know »

- Nat Berman

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Magic Johnson's Wife Stoked Over Lakers Gig ... 'He Can Turn It Around!' (Video)

21 February 2017 4:47 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_kuuuxjuh"]] Cookie Johnson says her husband's new job with the Lakers is a "natural fit" -- saying Magic Johnson's always bled Purple & Gold ... and she's confident he can bring the team back to greatness!  "He's a Laker through and through," Cookie told us on the way out of Barneys in Beverly Hills ... "I love it." We also asked the big question on everyone''s mind -- should Magic bring Kobe Bryant back into the fold? "If it's a good fit, »

- TMZ Staff

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Byron Scott Says Lakers Can Be NBA Champs In 5 Years ... With Magic's Help (Video)

21 February 2017 3:25 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_n9b1ue55"]] Byron Scott is expecting Big things from the Lakers now that his friend, Magic Johnson, is running things -- telling TMZ Sports the Lake Show will be right back on top of the league in less than 5 years. Scott not only coached the Lakers from 2014 to 2016 ... but he also won multiple championships with Magic during his first 10 years playing for the Lakers. Byron and Magic are still close -- in fact, Magic wrote the foreword for his new book, »

- TMZ Staff

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Rick Fox to Kobe Bryant -- Join Magic, Save The Lakers! (Video)

21 February 2017 1:55 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_51d1gcjf"]] Rick Fox is fired up for the new Magic Johnson era with the Lakers -- and says the only thing that could be cooler is if Kobe Bryant signed on, too!! Fox says he was on the set of the Own Network show, "Greenleaf," when he heard the news about his former team and says Magic is the Perfect guy for the job. "Success is pretty much Magic's middle name!" And, what about Kobe? Magic »

- TMZ Staff

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La Lakers Name Magic Johnson President of Basketball Operations

21 February 2017 11:13 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Los Angeles Lakers have named Earvin “Magic” Johnson the new president of Basketball Operations. To clear space, General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Jim Buss have both been fired. Buss remains an owner of the team with the rest of his family, most notably sister and team president Jeanie Buss. “Today I took a series of actions I believe will return the Lakers to the heights Dr. Jerry Buss demanded and our fans rightly expect,” Jeanie Buss said in a Tuesday media release. “Effective immediately, Earvin Johnson will be in charge of all basketball operations. »

- Tony Maglio

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Lakers Name Magic Johnson President of Basketball Operations, Fire Gm Mitch Kupchak

21 February 2017 11:04 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hall of Famer Magic Johnson has been named the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations in an overhaul of the struggling team’s front office.

The team announced on Tuesday that general manager Mitch Kupchak has been fired and that Jim Buss will no longer serve as executive VP of basketball operations. Buss is the son of the late former Lakers owner Jerry Buss and brother of Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss.

The team is currently 19-39 and in 14th place (out of 15 teams) in the NBA’s Western Conference.

Johnson was hired earlier this month as an adviser to the Lakers and subsequently said he would like to “call the shots” for the team. The announcement did not specify whether Johnson will handle day-to-day operations.

“It’s a dream come true to return to the Lakers as president of basketball operations working closely with Jeanie Buss and the Buss family,” Johnson »

- Dave McNary

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L.A. Lakers Fire Mitch Kupchak, Remove Jim Buss ... Magic Johnson In Charge

21 February 2017 10:22 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Massive Shake-up with the L.A. Lakers ... Jeanie Buss just Fired General Manager Mitch Kupchak and booted her brother, Jim Buss, from his role as Exec. Vice President of Basketball Operations. Magic Johnson is the new President of Basketball Operations. You Hear That? Magic Johnson Is Calling The Shots!!!! Jeanie -- the Governor of the Lakers -- explains, "Today I took a series of actions I believe will return the Lakers to the heights Dr. »

- TMZ Staff

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Espn’s ‘SportsCenter’ To Add Digital Originals To Its Repertoire

21 February 2017 9:50 AM, PST | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

For more than two decades, Espn has livened up its commercial breaks with its “This Is SportsCenter” ads, which satirize the world of sports and the outsized figures within it in order to bring attention to Espn’s daily news program. “This Is SportsCenter” has received widespread acclaim as well as millions of views on platforms like YouTube, and they have introduced viewers to a world in which sports stars and news anchors co-exist in an office setting.

Now, Espn is expanding that world. As reported by Digiday, the Worldwide Leader in Sports is creating original digital video shorts within the SportsCenter brand. These videos will be distributed on the Espn website, through the network’s mobile app, and across other social platforms.

The SportsCenter digital shorts will feature the program’s hosts and top athletes mingling with one another. A video noted by Digiday, for example, features former NBA »

- Sam Gutelle

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Remembering Magic Johnson’s 1992 All-Star Game Mvp Performance

18 February 2017 12:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

As many of you know this weekend is NBA All-Star weekend.  What you might not know is that it marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most memorable All-star games in history.  The year was 1992 and Magic Johnson put on an absolute clinic in Orlando.   Not known as being a shooter, Magic Johnson lit up the scoreboard and dazzled with his passing in the final four minutes of the game (this is back when players cared about the all-star game). If you’ll also recall, this game took place after Johnson’s 1991 announcement about AIDS, perhaps the biggest AIDS

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- Nat Berman

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